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A Healthy Jealousy?

They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. (Psalm 78:58) Are You Jealous of Other Athletes’ Abilities?  The title of this blog caught my attention.  The writer recounted his time as a college freshman baseball player.  The first day at the batting cages he met one of his new teammates.  […]

Do You Actually Listen?

13 To answer before listening – that is folly and shame. (Proverbs 18:13) Imagine a young baseball player sheepishly walking in to meet with their coach as he sits in the middle of a 0 for 30 slump at the plate.  The coach asks: “what’s going on?”.  The player begins: “I just don’t feel I’m seeing […]

Better than a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give youa sign: The virginwill conceive and give birth to a son, andwill call him Immanuel Robert Merton, a 20th century sociologist, is credited as coining the expression “self-fulfilling prophecy” which is “in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false […]